“Saalbach Hinterglemm is the collective marketing name of two once-separate villages in the pretty Glemmtal near Zell am See. The narrow valley, with uniform 2,000-m peaks on either side, lends itself to a natural ski circus (superb . . . almost as good as the French Alps), which can be skied as happily in one direction as in the other. It provides some of the best intermediate and advanced skiing in Austria, second only to that in the Arlberg region. It is a lively and friendly resort with an extensive and varied range of skiing.“
Lovely Austrian town with 200km of varied skiing. One disappointing part is that three skiing areas end in Saalbach town and you have to walk through the town to get to another area - however, as walking in ski boots goes, it's a very pleasant walk. The Black run down from the Schattberg is well worth doing and the best 'motorway' slopes are at either end of the circuit - at Leogang and Seekar. The runs on the opposite side of the valley to the Schattberg do tend to get a bit slushy.